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Campus Center Programming

Wilson Commons and Douglass Commons, collectively referred to as the Campus Center, foster a vibrant and inclusive campus community that brings together students, faculty and staff through collaborative programming.

Welcome Back to the Campus Center

Wilson Commons Student Activities celebrates the beginning of each new semester with a week of programs showcasing the various areas of our newly renovated Campus Center. A variety of programs will help new and returning students find all the resources available to them and provide the opportunity to explore the various spaces that student leaders can reserve. Students can expect giveaways throughout the week and, by partnering with Dining Services, WCSA is able to host a vendor fair, showcasing the various food options the Campus Center has to offer. Don’t forget to attend the multi-day Annual Poster Sale to stock up on decorations for your apartment or Residence Hall room.

Welcome Back to the Campus Center Schedule

Sunday September 3rd

  • Poster Sale Kick Off 10:00AM-6:00PM Wilson Porch
    • Still looking for items to decorate the blank walls in your residence hall or apartment? Head over to the Annual Poster Sale for a collection covering the best in TV, movies, music, sports, and more. Framing options will also be available. The Sale continues through September 8, 2017.
  • Bubble Bowl 12:00PM-3:00PM Wilson Quad
    • Participate in the Annual Bubble Soccer tournament. The cost for this event is $12 per person. Sponsored by Alpha Delta Phi.
  • Free Fresh Juice Samples 12:00PM-2:00PM Grab and Go
    • Try Grab & Go’s newest option, refreshing juice samples. Soon to be your new, favorite available at this convenient, campus location.

Monday September 4th (Labor Day – No Classes)

  • Poster Sale 10:00AM-6:00PM Wilson Porch
  • Guided Meditation with Satsang 8:00PM-10:00PM Douglass Meditation Room
    • Classes already have you stressed out? Looking to work on relaxation techniques? Stop by Douglass Commons to see the Mediation Room and enjoy some guided mediation with Satsang.
  • Free Pool and Popcorn 10:00PM-Midnight Rocky’s Sub Shop & Lounge
    • Show your friends your billiards skills or just kick back and hang out in Rocky’s with some free popcorn. We have TVs, video games, and board games available for student use as well.

Tuesday September 5th

  • Poster Sale 10:00AM-6:00PM Wilson Porch
  • “Find Rocky” Social Media Scavenger Hunt All Day
    • Can you find Rocky? Keep an eye on Wilson Commons Student Activities’ social media accounts all day for a chance to win great prizes. We’ll be updating Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram throughout the day.
  • Community Kitchen Open House & Cooking Demo 3:00PM-5:00PM Douglass Community Kitchen
    • Interesting in hosting an event in the Douglass Community Kitchen? Stop by to see the space and ask any questions you have. Dining will be on hand to show what can be accomplished in the space and provide food samples.

Wednesday September 6th

  • Poster Sale 10:00AM-6:00PM Wilson Porch
  • Dining Vendor Fair 11:30AM-1:30PM Hirst Lounge
    • The Pit vendors will be offering free product samples. Stop by each vendor table for a chance to spin our prize wheel! A dozen vendors will be present including Pepsi Co., Cheesy Eddies, Nathan’s Soup and Salad, and California Rollin’ II.
  • Write an Email in a Foreign Language 2:00PM-3:30PM Language Center
    • Come to the Language Center's Computer Room, and challenge yourself by sending an email to a friend, a family member, or an acquaintance by using the different language tools available. 
  • Rocky Auditions 6:00PM-8:00PM May Room
    • Think you’ve got what it takes to fill Rocky’s oversized shoes? Stop by the May Room to show your skills for a chance to wear the wings.
  • Free Fudge Samples and Candy Giveaway 7:00PM-9:00PM Common Market
    • Visit our Wilson Commons candy store to try a variety of homemade fudge flavors and try your hand at guessing the total amount of candy in one of our display jars. Winner takes all (of the candy in the jar)!

Thursday September 7th

  • Poster Sale 10:00AM-6:00PM Wilson Porch
  • Slime Time with the Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center 11:30AM-1:30PM BIC
    • Make-and-take slime available for your enjoyment while supplies last. First come, first served. Did you "Capture the Moment" during Orientation? If so, we have some homemade foam picture frames that you can take home and put those printed pictures to good use. What does "Respect" mean to you? Celebrate our Communal Principle of the year and sign our banner to have your voice heard!
  • Community Kitchen Training 4:00PM-5:00PM Douglass Community Kitchen
    • Sign-up for Community Kitchen Training on the WCSA website, under the Forms section. This training is mandatory for those hosting an event in the Community Kitchen. Limited seats are available.
  • “Aromatic Landscapes: Unseen Terrain” Artist Talk & Opening Reception 4-7PM Hartnett Gallery
    • Hartnett Gallery opens for the semester with this thought provoking show. The artist will be on hand for a talk from 4-5PM with a reception running from 5-7PM.
  • UR Stand Up 9:00PM-10:00PM Rocky’s Sub Shop and Lounge
    • Come see the funniest students on campus share their best with the first UR Stand Up showcase of the semester.
  • Trivia @ Late Night 10:00PM-Midnight Genesee Room
    • Test your general knowledge skills with our friends in Quiz Bowl and enjoy the newly renovated Douglass Dining space.

Friday September 8th

  • Poster Sale 10:00AM-6:00PM Wilson Porch
  • Community Kitchen Training 10:00AM-11:00AM Douglass Community Kitchen
    • Sign-up for Community Kitchen Training on the WCSA website, under the Forms section. This training is mandatory for those hosting an event in the Community Kitchen. Limited seats are available.
  • Fall Catering & Event Planning Expo 12:30PM-2:30PM Hirst Lounge
    • Not sure how to host an event in the Campus Center? A variety of campus services, including reservations, tickets, and graphic design will be on hand to answer questions. Don’t forget to check out a preview of the Fall Catering menu including free samples.
  • Club Rochester 3:30PM-5:00PM Feldman Ballroom
  • UR Late Night Capture the Flag 10:00PM-1:00AM Wilson Quad
    • A great place to meet, eat and relax with students, faculty, and staff. Enjoy delicious free appetizers and low cost beverages at our campus happy hour!

Great Late Study Date

The Campus Center supports our students through their final exams by providing a variety of studying options during this Reading Period program. Rooms throughout Wilson Commons and Douglass Commons are reserved for students to study in, late into the night. During our extended building hours, enjoy free coffee to keep you focused and a variety of pop-up programs when you need a break.

Holiday Shopping Fair

Looking for the perfect holiday gift but don't want to leave campus? Wilson Commons Student Activities brings a variety of vendors directly to campus to make the holiday shopping experience less stressful for students, staff, and faculty alike. Rochester area vendors sell many different products at a variety of price points in Hirst Lounge, in a festive holiday atmosphere.